The Role


Southwark Council is an exciting place to work as we transform the way we work to reflect our drive for excellence We recognise that having the right people, with the right experience and skills, in the right jobs, is at the heart of our organisation. Without this we cannot deliver. We believe that everyone in the team is a valued member and, we will give you responsibility and the opportunity to make a difference from the beginning.

What are we looking for? We are looking for a transformation officer with technology and IT skills to work on transforming the planning service in Southwark Council alongside the planning digital team leader. These are some of the things we look for.

About the Role:

The Digital Transformation Officer roles is to work on BOPS and RIPA (check out their websites) and to deliver our digital change programme. This role will involve user research, monitoring, partnership working and working with consultants as well as working with the planning and digital teams at the council. Suitable candidates should be able to demonstrate knowledge and experience of digital transformation particularly an understanding of how the technology can be used to transform services.

About you:

This position would suit an experienced, enthusiastic and motivated person with good digital, agile, ICT, oral and written communication skills. You will have experience of engaging with a range of customers and demonstrate good team work ethics.

Application Process:

If you are interested in applying for this role, please complete the online application form and detail your suitability for the role, by using the Personal Specification to highlight your skills for the shortlisting criteria.   The Personal Specification can be found, at the bottom of this page under attachments. 



Additional Details


12 Months Fixed Term Contract 



Recruitment Timetable


Closing Date: 18 January 2021

Interview and Assessment: 27 January 2021 


*Please note, we reserve the right to close applications prior to the closing date indicated above - please apply as soon as possible - we look forward to receiving your application.



(COVID-19) - information for job applicants Southwark Council are following the most recent Government guidelines surrounding Corona virus. During this period, we still look forward to receiving your application and if successful, we will be conducting interviews remotely via video link.  Details will be confirmed via email, if successful.